President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of four Democrats women lawmakers on Friday
President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of four Democrats Congresswomen on Friday, saying that they had said horrible things about the United States, and defended his comment that they should leave the United States if unhappy.
Trump’s attacks on the four far-left congresswomen - known on Capitol Hill as “the squad” - have been condemned by Democrats as racist, but many Republicans have shrugged them off.
Trump, talking to reporters on the White House South Lawn prior to a weekend visit to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, agreed that the four have a constitutionally protected freedom of speech, but that he has the right to respond.
“Yeah, they have First Amendment rights, but that doesn’t mean I’m happy about them...” The President said. “And again, we have First Amendment rights also - we can certainly feel what and say what we want.”
President Trump said Omar in particular is “lucky to be where she is, let me tell you, and the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country.”
Trump also said he did not care whether the fight helped him politically.
“I don’t know if it’s good or bad politically, I don’t care,” he said. “If the Democrats want to embrace people that hate our country ... it’s up to them.”
A Reuters/Ipsos poll earlier this week said a majority of Republicans supported his comments.
20th July 2019